statesman news service
New Delhi, 1 July
Chaotic situation today prevailed at Delhi University’s College of Vocational Studies (CVS) which closed its admissions to BA in English (H) after filling its seats in the first two days of admission and refused to admit more students who had come under the required cutoff.
Several students and their parents have been doing rounds of the college but of no use. CVS had issued its first cut-offs with 80 per cent marks for its English (H) attracting scores of students.
However, soon after the announcement, the college filled all its all general seats in the course and refused to admit more students.
"My daughter scored 85 per cent in class XII hence we came to CVS. But the college has been refusing admission saying no more seats are available. Why did the college not release higher cutoffs rather creating chaos for itself now," said a disgruntled parent.
However, the college officials say that some seats under reserved category are available and the students are invited for the same.
It was almost first come first serve admission process in the Delhi University colleges many of which closed admission in coveted course on the first or second day of admission triggering students’ protest on their campuses.
Maharaj Agrasen College had also witnessed students’ protest as its seats in the newly introduced B. Tech in Electronics and B. Tech in Computer Science were filled on the first day of admission and the college allegedly refused to admit more students on the second day.
Meanwhile, in the midst of the cutoff guff ups, Delhi University is planning to boost courses which have relatively lost their craze among youngsters.
To change the perception of Sanskrit as just an ancient language, Delhi University’s Sanskrit department will introduce courses like Indian scientific heritage, theatre, self-management and dramatics under the new four-year undergraduate programme (FYUP).
"We want to change the perception among the people about Sanskrit. We want to create a wider horizon among students and make the subject relevant in the modern world," said Mithilesh Chaturvedi, head of the Sanskrit department at Delhi University.